Will Forster

Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem County Councillor for Woking South Learn more

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New transport network for south Woking?

by willforster on 12 September, 2018

Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side of Woking.

South Woking currently suffer from poor transport links to central Woking, and Victoria Arch and the roads leading up to it are inadequate for motorists, dangerous for cyclists and unpleasant for pedestrians.  So I am pleased to report that Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council yesterday launched a public consultation on plans to improve the highway network just south of Woking town centre, whilst Network Rail would replace Victoria Arch.

The plans would see the road under Victoria Arch widened and the replacement of the existing one-way gyratory system around Guildford Road, Victoria Road and A320 Station Approach with a two-way road for vehicles, as well as the introduction of safer, more convenient walking and cycle routes between the town centre and the railway station, and south Woking.  Full details of the plans can be viewed here.

These plans put together by Surrey and Woking Councils are probably the only way of resolving our longstanding transport problems – so I am inclined support them, but I really want to hear what local people think.  This is our chance to help shape Woking’s highway network for years to come.

A series of public drop-in sessions will be held in Wolsey Place Shopping Centre where residents can find out more about the proposal and members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions on Thursday 20th September 2018 between 12.30pm and 8.30pm and Saturday 29th September 2018 between 10am and 4pm.  A public exhibition will also be held during the consultation period at Morris House in 34 Commercial Way, where residents can find out more about the proposal.

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